About Me

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I’m Kimberly Nava Eggett, a Digital Lead Teacher (DLT), in Western North Carolina. I have been an educator for fourteen years. Prior to being a DLT, I taught 4th and 5th grade for six years. I graduated from UNC-Asheville in 2005 with a degree in Spanish and Elementary Education and from Appalachian State University in 2012 with a Master’s Degree in Educational Media/Instructional Technology. In 2018, I completed a post-graduate certification in Instructional Technology Leadership from Appalachian State University. I am currently completing EdD coursework in Educational Leadership with a focus in Instructional Technology through Appalachian State University. I serve as the co-chair of the Claxton Social Justice League and helped start our school’s racial equity work in 2014. In the fall of 2018 and 2019, I served as an adjunct professor at UNC-Asheville to teach the course, Facilitating Global Citizenship: Teaching Critical Thinking in the Social Studies, K-6, to preservice teachers. As a North Carolina Teaching Fellow, I knew teaching would be my passion and love to find new ways to engage both young students and adult learners.

I teach a morning coding club to 1st-5th grade students once a week in order to inspire a new generation of computer scientists. I understand the importance of practicing what I preach and have been working on my coding skills. I have developed my HTML, CSS, JavaScript and WordPress skills, but mainly so I can speak nerd at home with my husband, who is a project manager for developers. I also enjoy playing around with graphic design as a creative outlet.

As a Chicana with a foot in two worlds, I strive to make my school a more equitable environment and meet the needs of all students in order to prepare them for the real world. With a racial equity lens in my work, I hope to be the change for every child. Children are my inspiration, including two little ones of my own that make every day an adventure.

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